History Literature / MemorySorrowAndThorn

19th Mar '18 1:38:47 PM madius
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* MarketBasedTitle: In Japan, the series is called ''いばらの秘剣'' (''The Secret Sword of Thorns''.)
6th Feb '18 3:46:53 PM Discar
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The plot mainly follows young Seoman (Simon), an [[ParentalAbandonment orphan]] and kitchen boy in the Hayholt, capital of [[TheKingdom Erkynland]], who mopes around, avoids chores, and dreams of a heroic life. Of course, TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive, and he is rapidly embroiled in TheHerosJourney, which he finds out the hard way isn't as glamorous as the stories. Along the way, he [[HitchhikerHeroes befriends members of various races]], rescues a RebelliousPrincess, slays (pretty much) a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]], searches for the three swords, fights in battles, is knighted, and finally embarks on a journey [[WhereItAllBegan back to the Hayholt]] in a desperate bid to disrupt the Storm King's plan.

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The plot mainly follows young Seoman (Simon), an [[ParentalAbandonment orphan]] and kitchen boy in the Hayholt, capital of [[TheKingdom Erkynland]], Erkynland, who mopes around, avoids chores, and dreams of a heroic life. Of course, TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive, and he is rapidly embroiled in TheHerosJourney, which he finds out the hard way isn't as glamorous as the stories. Along the way, he [[HitchhikerHeroes befriends members of various races]], rescues a RebelliousPrincess, slays (pretty much) a [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]], searches for the three swords, fights in battles, is knighted, and finally embarks on a journey [[WhereItAllBegan back to the Hayholt]] in a desperate bid to disrupt the Storm King's plan.
13th Aug '17 12:17:54 PM DanglyLeggedOwl
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Williams has [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/04/news/tad-williams-returns-to-the-world-of-memory-sorrow-and-thorn-after-21-year-absence-in-the-king-of-osten-ard/ announced]] that a SequelSeries, ''The Last King of Osten Ard'', is forthcoming, with the first book to be published in April 2017. An {{interquel}} novel, ''The Heart of What Was Lost'' was released in January 2017.

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Williams has [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/04/news/tad-williams-returns-to-the-world-of-memory-sorrow-and-thorn-after-21-year-absence-in-the-king-of-osten-ard/ announced]] that a SequelSeries, ''The Last King of Osten Ard'', is forthcoming, with the first book to be having been published in April June 2017. An {{interquel}} novel, ''The Heart of What Was Lost'' was released in January 2017.



* FantasticRacism: Rimmersgarders and trolls do not get along.
* FaustianRebellion: Subverted in that [[spoiler: Pryrates is neither a good guy, nor is the power he gained from the Storm King him enough to bind him.]]

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* FantasticRacism: Rimmersgarders and trolls do not get along.
along. There's also a very casual sort of racism towards the Wrannamen a.k.a. "little brown men" - by practically everybody.
* FaustianRebellion: Subverted in that [[spoiler: Pryrates is neither a good guy, nor is the power he gained from the Storm King him enough to bind him.]]
19th Jul '17 4:55:14 PM trystero11
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* TheyCallHimSword: Count Streawe's KnifeNut goon becomes known as "Ave Stetto" (lit. I have a knife) for his fondness of threatening people with them.

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* TheyCallHimSword: Count Streawe's KnifeNut goon becomes known as "Ave "Avi Stetto" (lit. I "I have a knife) for knife") because of his fondness of for threatening people with them.
14th Jul '17 7:29:51 PM kraas
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** And after over twenty years, the adventures did continue, with the {{Interquel}} ''The Heart of What Was Lost'' and the sequel series ''The Last King of Osten Ard''.
31st May '17 4:45:03 AM kraas
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* SeriesContinuityError: Crops up in ''The Heart of What Was Lost'': [[spoiler: Duke Isgrimnur states that part of his reason for pursuing the Norns back to Stormpike is to avenge the death of his eldest son Isorn, who died fighting them in the Hayholt. However, in ''To Green Angel Tower'', Isorn was killed by Pryrates while carrying out Josua's plan for him to impersonate Camaris during the battle in order to keep morale high.]]
23rd May '17 9:28:06 AM kraas
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* DeadGuyJunior: [[spoiler: Prince Josua names his son after his lieutenant Deornoth, who dies in the battle at the Stone of Farewell.]]
28th Mar '17 5:01:42 AM Funkasaurus
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** [[ActionGirl Maegwin]], daughter of King Lluth of Hernystir, also qualifies.
7th Jan '17 9:01:58 PM MasterGhandalf
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## ''The Witchwood Crown'' (April 2017)

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## ''The Witchwood Crown'' (April (June 2017)
7th Jan '17 4:03:41 PM MasterGhandalf
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Williams has [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/04/news/tad-williams-returns-to-the-world-of-memory-sorrow-and-thorn-after-21-year-absence-in-the-king-of-osten-ard/ announced]] that a SequelSeries, ''The Last King of Osten Ard'', is forthcoming, with the first book to be published in April 2017. An {{interquel}} novel, ''The Heart of What Was Lost'' will be released in January 2017.

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Williams has [[http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2014/04/news/tad-williams-returns-to-the-world-of-memory-sorrow-and-thorn-after-21-year-absence-in-the-king-of-osten-ard/ announced]] that a SequelSeries, ''The Last King of Osten Ard'', is forthcoming, with the first book to be published in April 2017. An {{interquel}} novel, ''The Heart of What Was Lost'' will be was released in January 2017.



* AscendedExtra: [[WordOfGod Williams himself]] commented that he originally wrote Cadrach as a one-off character who would play no further part in the story after his (brief) initial appearance. Williams found the character he'd created intriguing and decided to bring Cadrach back, and he ends up being a fairly important player in the story.

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[[WordOfGod Williams himself]] commented that he originally wrote Cadrach as a one-off character who would play no further part in the story after his (brief) initial appearance. Williams found the character he'd created intriguing and decided to bring Cadrach back, and he ends up being a fairly important player in the story.story.
** The Norn sorcerer Akhenabhi only appears in one scene in ''Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn'', though it's [[OneSceneWonder a fairly memorable one]]. He's a major player in ''The Heart of What Was Lost'', where he is characterized as, in essence, the Norn version of Pryrates, and as he survives the novel is being set up for an equally expanded role in ''Last King''.
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